Snowdonia 24

21 – 22 September 2019

How far will you go?

Snowdonia’s brand new 24 hour individual and team challenge

Challenging but scenic trail through Snowdonia’s Gwydyr Forest


Complete as many laps of this stunning 10km trail as you can, and do each one at your own pace


Take on the challenge by yourself  or enter as a team


Fully supported throughout the 24 hours by our team of qualified mountain leaders  and ‘base team’


24 hour first aid and emergency assistance


Hot meals and snacks included

Take home an exclusive, locally sourced Snowdonia 24 slate medal and some amazing memories.


Snowdonia 24 is based in the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia.

The name Betws-y-Coed translates to ‘Sanctuary in the Forest’ and it’s through the stunning Gwydyr Forest that your challenge will take place.

The 10km trail takes you from the village, up into the Gwydyr Forest and around Llyn Elsi with fantastic views across Snowdonia, before heading back down to the village.

Challenge details

This challenge is  for anyone (over 18) who is confident of their fitness levels or ready to commit to training over the next few weeks and months.

Whether you’re a short or long distance walker, an experienced trail runner or new to trail running this event offers you an exciting challenge that allows you to push yourself to the next level!

Individuals or TEAMS



Taking part as an individual you can do as many laps as you can at your own pace and in your own time (within the 24 hours). There will be a member of our team at base to keep track of your laps.

Find our more about Individual Entry.

Pairs and Teams


You can enter in pairs or teams of 3 – 5 or 6 – 8. Unlike other 24 hour team challenges we don’t restrict you to one team member at a time on the trail. As many of your team as you like can be on the trail at any time! 

Find out more about Team Entry

Secure your ‘Ground Breaker’ entry with £50pp deposit!* 

*Remainder due by 28th June 2019.

Entry Fees:

Limited Ground Breaker tickets available!

Early Bird prices available until 31st May 2019


Ground Breaker – £95

Early Bird – £105

Full Price – £115

Pairs (Per person)

Ground Breaker – £90

Early Bird – £100

Full Price – £110

Teams 3 – 5 (per person)

Ground Breaker – £80

Early Bird – £90

Full Price – £95

Teams 6 – 8 (per person)

Ground Breaker – £75

Early Bird – £80

Full Price – £85

Ground Breaker Entry – available to first 50 tickets or until 1st March 2019.

Snowdonia 24 is a professional, well organised event created by a team who have your enjoyment and safety at the core of what they do.

Some of the things you can expect:

Before your challenge:
  • Friendly advice and support on the end of the phone or email
  • Access to resources such as Kit Lists, Training Plans and Fundraising Packs
  • Full Information Pack 3-4 weeks before your challenge
  • Online community for support and advice
During your challenge
  • A fully way marked 10km route, marshalled by friendly and experienced mountain leaders
  • Two hot freshly cooked meals
  • Water and snack stations
  • Full ground support team for the duration of your challenge
  • First Aid and medical support
  • Bag drop at base
  • An exclusive Snowdonia 24 medal
  • Other items sponsored by local businesses
  • Souvenir Guide



Well-fitting Trainers or Walking Boots (preferably waterproof)


Reusable water bottles (not single-use plastic)

Head Torch (and spare batteries) 


Personal First Aid Pack


Bag with spare clothes (can be left at base)

Sleeping bag & Mat (option to sleep in village hall) 

Snacks (there will be snacks and meals provided during your challenge)

Walking Poles



Insect Repellent

Camera/Mobile Phone

A full Kit List will be published soon. As a guide you can view the Kit Lists for our other events here.

Once you have registered you can join the Snowdonia 24 facebook group where you can join the excitement and get advice on kit and footwear.

A combination of footwear is recommended depending on whether you are running or walking. Footwear will also depend on the weather and we will update you on this nearer the time.

Order your exclusive moisture wicking Pen and Ink Studio’s Snowdonia 24 t-shirt when you book!


Registration will take place on Cae Llan in the centre of Betws-y-Coed from 9am on Saturday 21st September. There will be a bag drop for you to leave spare kit which will be open until everyone has completed their final lap.

During your challenge

Following a safety briefing the first lap will set off at 11am. At the end of each lap you should ‘check in’ at base so that we can keep track of your laps and who is on the trail. There is no limit on how long each lap can take you or, if you are in a team, how many of you can be on the trail at any time (providing you stay together).

There will be an undercover rest area at base with refreshments and someone to answer any questions you might have.

You can retire at any point during your challenge.

Route Support

The trail will be well marked and marshalled the whole way.

Our team of qualified mountain leaders will be along along the route throughout the 24 hours and our ‘base team’ will be there for support at the end of each lap. There will be first aid and emergency support on hand if you need it.

Bringing a Support Team with you

Please bring along friends and family to support you. There will be plenty in the village to keep them entertained while you are on the trail.

Setting off from the centre of Betws-y-Coed the route will take you up into Gwydyr Forest and around Llyn Elsi.

The stunning but challenging 10km trail consists of forest tracks, narrow paths and tarmac, with a couple of hills thrown in, and will be well signed to show you the way so no need to navigate!

You’ll set off on the first lap at 11am completing it at your own pace, whether you run, jog or walk.

10km route elevation – 587m

Final route information and maps will be sent to you in your Information Pack.

You may decide to use your challenge to fundraise fore your favourite charity. This is entirely optional!

If you are fundraising you  should let your charity know you are taking part. Please let us know if you’d like us to help with finding contact details or liaising with your charity.

We work with a number of fantastic charities on events such as Snowdonia Challenge and are more than happy to put you in touch with them.

We also have a Fundraising Pack we are happy to send you.

Staying in the village

There are 60+ accommodation providers to suit all budgets in and around Betws-y-Coed.

You can find all the information and links you need and a map of the village on our North Wales & Snowdonia Accommodation page.

We recommend you book your accommodation as soon as possible!


You should be prepared to carry a reusable bottle that holds a minimum of 750ml of water.

There will be a water station at base and one along the trail where you can refill water bottles.

We support #PlasticFreeSnowdonia and ask all participants to avoid using single use plastic water bottles.

Food and snacks

Included in your entry:

Breakfast – Breakfast Baps served early on Sunday morning

Dinner – A hot, freshly cooked meal served at dinner time on Saturday

Snacks – There will be snacks provided on each of the water stations.

You should be prepared to carry any other food and snacks you need during the day.

There are plenty of shops and cafes where you can buy sandwiches and other food and snacks.

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